In most cases, esophageal cancer initially develops in the cells that make up the moist lining of the esophagus called mucosa. As cancer progresses it may spread beyond the esophagus and once it enters the lymphatic system can potentially travel through the body. Surgery can eliminate most or potentially all of the cancerous cells from the body.
Choosing an Esophageal Cancer Surgery Specialist in Florida
Surgery is most often recommended when esophageal cancer has not spread yet and in cases where the cancer has spread surgery may be used as a way to prevent or relieve symptoms. No matter the scenario each patient should be evaluated individually and factors like size and stage of the cancer, histological type of the cancer, overall health and location of tumor will help determine if surgery is necessary.
Experience & Expertise
If you have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and are considering surgery it’s important to seek an expert to see if you’re a candidate for surgery. Here are some questions to consider:
- Am I a candidate for surgery?
- How long will I need to stay in the hospital after surgery?
- What will my recovery be?
- Are there any treatments or services to help with my recovery?
Surgical Procedures Available
If surgery becomes a part of your treatment plan, consider what options are available to you. Learn how often your surgeon performs the recommended surgery and if there are minimally invasive options available.
Why Choose Moffitt?
Moffitt Cancer Center is a high-volume cancer center, therefore our providers see many cases of esophageal cancer. The experts in our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program focus solely on malignancies of the gastrointestinal system and of a high level of specialized expertise.
Range of Treatments
Moffit is a leader in surgical innovation and our team of esophageal cancer surgery experts performs some of the most advanced surgical techniques available for treatment. This includes minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery. Some of the surgeries commonly used by our team include:
- Endoscopic mucosal resection
At Moffitt, your esophageal cancer surgeon is just part of a larger, multispecialty team that collaborates with other cancer experts to determine the best treatment options and develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Your esophageal cancer surgeon will work with:
- Medical oncologist
- Radiation oncologist
- Interventional radiologist
Traveling to Moffitt
Patients traveling to Moffitt from throughout Florida are encouraged to take advantage of our partner hotels nearby. These hotels offer discounted rates, comply with our rigorous hygiene standards and are committed to providing comfortable accommodations to our patients, caregivers and their families.
To learn more or consult with the esophageal cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center, complete a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. We provide access to a cancer expert within one day.